Mike Breeden (10-3) lost his 2020 Contender Series bout, but less than a year later his reputation earned him a debut at UFC Vegas 38. “Money” rides a two-fight win streak coming into his first bout inside the octagon. He has a difficult matchup on his hands in the form of Alexander Hernandez, who is looking to get back on track after a tough loss.
Mike was born in Springfield, Missouri in 1992. The Breeden family is notorious in the area for their restaurant empire, and if Mike hadn’t found his passion in MMA he says he’d be managing the family business. Mike was a hefty 265 lbs. in high school and his uncle introduced him to martial arts to get some exercise.
Mike made the journey to the gym and never looked back. Breeden says his coach was smart to his weight loss expedition and would “trick” him every fight slowly going down weight classes until he found his footing at 155 lbs. dating back to amateur he’s 13 and 2 at Lightweight and has never been finished.
Over his last six fights, Mike’s 5-1 and improving every fight. The move to nearby Lee’s Summit, MO to one of the best camps around with coach James Krause and Glory MMA is paying big dividends. Although he lost on the Contender Series, he showed tremendous grit toughing out a dead leg from his opponent’s kicks and battling till the absolute end. His boxing levels up each fight and two decisive victories after that last L brings a UFC contract to his door. Breeden at 32 makes a well-deserved debut at UFC Vegas 38 and it all goes down Saturday, 10/2, at 4 PM ET.
“Money” Mike Breeden | 10-3 | 5’10 155 lbs. | Age 32 | Reach 70” | Orthodox Stance | Fighting Out of Lee’s Summit, Missouri
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